Cornus sericea

Red-twig (Redosier) Dogwood

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Fast, quite vigorous.
Mature Height - 7-9'
Mature Width - Spreads 10' or more.
Longevity - 20-50 years

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Dull white borne 1.5-2.5" diameter flat topped cymes in May-June.
Fruit - Drupe, 0.33" diameter milky white borne in August-September.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Purplish to reddish purple.
Bark - Stems red color.
Other Features - Excellent in mass plantings in large areas. Effective bank cover, Great plants for winter gardening especially mixed or contrasted with various needle evergreens.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Fibrous rooted, easily moved bare rooted, balled/burlapped or container grown. Widely adaptable to a wide range of soil and climates. Best in moist soils.
Native Habitat - Newfoundland to Manitoba south to Virginia, Kentucky and Nebraska. Cultivated 1656.
Diseases and Insects - Twig blight (canker), leaf spot, scale and bagworms.
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Plants of this taxon:
-not currently in our collection-

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Dogwood.
- Other plants of the family Cornaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Cornus.
- Other plants of the species Cornus sericea.